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Frost protection

Each year millions of acres of fruit orchards, vineyards and other crop fields risk being subjected to freezing temperatures.

This has emphasised the need for farmers to engage in activities to mitigate the effects of subzero temperatures. These frost/freeze protection methods are based on preventing or replacing radiant heat loss.
The investment in some form of frost protection or combination of systems may mean the difference between a zero and total crop loss.

Heating is a method for frost protection that has been relied upon for centuries.

LPG is an exceptional energy source for orchard heaters because of its portability and its ability to provide powerful heat with a smaller environmental footprint.

A less known but very cost effective method for frost protection is the use of wind machines. These work with nature to pull warmer air down into the orchard or growing field to raise temperatures and save crops. These machines are available in models that consist of LPG powered engines.

LPG powered frost protection systems are the clean, green and economical way to grow horticultural businesses.

Applications

  • Thumbnail Irrigation Systems View Application

    Irrigation Systems

    Irrigation is an energy-intensive farming operation. Due to the substantial rise in the cost of gasoline and diesel in recent years, growers are exploring alternative fuels and taking steps to ... Read More
  • Thumbnail Orchard Heaters View Application

    Orchard Heaters

    Each year, approximately 5-15 percent of the world’s crops is damaged by cold temperatures. Orchard heaters are commonly used in various areas of the world to prevent frost damage to fruit ... Read More
  • Thumbnail Wind Machines View Application

    Wind Machines

    Wind machines are one of the most cost effective methods for frost protection under radiation freeze conditions. The principle underlying their value is that during the day, the sun warms the ... Read More